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Sep 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
be on the side of president obama. >> pelley: the video was recorded on may 17. it was obtained by the liberal magazine "mother jones." "mother jones" distributed it yesterday along with a press release. later in the tape, governor romney characterized the americans who pay no federal income taxes. >> pelley: his figure was correct, but there is controversy about how he described the 47% as dependent and not taking personal responsibility. the governor responded today and here's jan crawford. jan? >> reporter: well, scott, romney is making it clear he is not backing away from those comments. in fact, he is using them to draw a sharp contrast between his views on government and what he says are the president's. >> this is a message i'm carrying day in and day out and will carry over the coming months, which is this is a decision about the course of america and where we're going to head. >> reporter: in an interview this afternoon on fox news, romney stood his ground, using his remarks about dependence on government to hit the president for high unemployment and growing numbers on food stamps. >
NBC
Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
obama supporters, dependent on the federal government. >> they believe they are entitled to healthcare, to food, to housing. you name it. the entitlement. and they will hope for this president no matter what. >> half of the public is moochers and parasites. >> was that person part of the 47%? >> he figures it plays terribly for the romney campaign. >> it shows a 1% or gated community. >> now corn and mother jones are out with more from romney, the republican nominee suggesting a two state solution to the arab israeli conflict is impossible. >> i committed to the elimination of israel and issues that it's no way. >> it's the wrong approach to say we can't do anything about it, so we'll kick it down the field. that's not leadership. >> whoever has released it, certainly appreciate it if they release the whole tape. >> it won't help him. >> president obama, of course, had his own awkward moment four years ago when he accused midwesterners of being bitter, but that was of course much earlier in the campaign when the memory had a chance to fade. even some conservatives are slammin
NBC
Sep 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
. he does admit it was not elegantly stated. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the obama campaign is already trying to capitalize on romney's statements. the campaign sent out a fund raising letter last night highlighting his comments and asking donors to give. >>> the u.s. is suspending military patrols with afghan forces. the order means most u.s. soldiers will not interact with their afghan counterparts until further notice. the decision comes as a result of a spike in what's called green on blue violence, incidents where afghan soldiers have attacked coalition soldiers. 51 coalition soldiers have been killed in green on blue attacks this year alone. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says the attacks are a very serious threat to the war in afghanistan. >>> a suicide bomber has killed at least nine people in the afghan capital of kabul. a spokesperson for the terror group claimed responsibility for the blast saying a woman wearing a suicide vest blew herself up in protest of the anti-islam film. she drove her small sedan into an aviation bus. it hurled the bus 5
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